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Women's Leadership Retreat
February 11 - 18, 2016
Judith Ansara, MSW.

Facilitated by Judith Ansara
Co-hosted by Yvette Aberdingk Thijm, Witness.org,
and Emma Ruby-Sachs, Avaaz.org

We are excited to offer this unique, transformational retreat for women actively engaged in creating a just and sustainable world. We are convening a diverse group of leaders from non-profits, socially responsible businesses, artist-activists, community organizers, educators, medical and social service professionals, philanthropists, women in government and others.

We hope you will join us,
Judith, Emma, and Yvette

Registration is by application.

Please email us at programs@sacredunion.com to let us know of your interest & to receive your application. Space is limited. We encourage you to apply soon. 

For more information: http://sacredunion.com

Our work is rooted in the understanding that powerful leadership arises from the synergy of our inner awareness and personal mastery with critical leadership skills to create effective results in service of our goals.

As a community of peers, we will explore the unique gifts, challenges and opportunities we share as women. Our inquiry will extend into on-going support for one another and our visions for the future.

Our time will be spent in three primary areas, each important to developing leadership capacity that is sustainable for a lifetime of service.

1. Leadership Training

Clarifying and articulating your purpose & vision

Cultivating your internal wisdom guidance system

Developing mental & emotional clarity & stability

Coaching, mentoring and communication skills to bring out the best in others

Deepening into the power of your voice and body for fully integrated leadership

Personal Ecology – creating a balanced and sustainable life

2. Networking, community building & peer-led sessions:

 We will provide time and support to optimize the the great wealth of wisdom and experience among group members.

3. Inner reflection and Integration:

Time for you to restore in the beauty of the natural world. Write, read, hike, swim, relax, make new friends, gaze at the sea…

Our schedule also is designed to allow your participation in a variety of optional opportunities including:

Daily Yoga and Meditation (no extra charge)

Whale watching

Visit to local market

Sweat lodge ceremony

Massage and Spa treatments

Our facilitator, Judith Ansara MSW, is a leading edge teacher of the application of human consciousness in service of a just, loving and sustainable world. Serving as a coach, mentor, spiritual guide and consultant she offers trainings internationally. Read more...

Yvette Aberdingk Thijm, Executive Director of WITNESS.org, a global leader in the use of visual storytelling and technology for human rights. Yvette envisions a citizen-driven human rights movement and collaborations between media, technology and human rights to create an ecosystem for social change.

Emma Ruby-Sachs is a Campaign Director at Avaaz.org, a global advocacy organization. Her first novel, The Water Man’s Daughter, a story of water privatization in post-Apartheid South Africa, was published in 2011.

About our retreat site:

Mar de Jade is a precious jewel of a retreat center nestled on a quiet beach, north of Puerto Vallarta. Not only is it beautiful, but the owners inspire us with their life-long commitment to social action and community service. 

Food is bountiful, safe, delicious & mostly organic. All dietary preferences are graciously provided for. 


Tuition is $1150.00, plus Room & Board for 7 nights

The price of the rooms vary. Double occupancy rooms range between $1050.00 and $1250.00 pp. Triple and singles also available.

Invite your friends and colleagues and receive a discount.

– $150.00 tuition credit for enrolling a colleague (someone not on our invitation list).

– $100.00 for each additional person you enroll (max of 5). Tuition credit is subject to available space & acceptance of application.


Registration is by application.

Please email us at programs@sacredunion.com to let us know of your interest & to receive your application. Space is limited. We encourage you to apply soon. 

For more information: http://sacredunion.com